News­Busters Pod­cast: PBS and The Atlantic Merge in the Lib­er­al Bub­ble

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NewsBusters Podcast: PBS and The Atlantic Merge in the Liberal Bubble

Last August, PBS announced it was enter­ing a part­ner­ship with the left­ist mag­a­zine The Atlantic to rebrand its Fri­day night jour­nal­ist round­table show Wash­ing­ton Week. We’ve stud­ied six months of this merg­er, and it’s no sur­prise that it’s dra­mat­i­cal­ly anti-Trump and anti-Repub­li­can. Our PBS ana­lyst Clay Waters shares his find­ings. 
Over the last six months, more than half (88) of the 157 top­ics addressed focused on Repub­li­cans, over twice as many as those focused on Democ­rats (38). As we like to ask, “who’s the pres­i­dent?” Democ­rats con­trol the White House and the Sen­ate, but all the heat is on Repub­li­cans.
The pan­elists only come from lib­er­al out­lets from PBS and NPR to The New York Times and The Wash­ing­ton Post. No Fox News reporters need apply! 
These pan­elists spent 149 min­utes opin­ing about Repub­li­cans, and near­ly 90 per­cent of it was negati …